Human Rights Review

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 257–271

Overcoming the Original Sin of the “Original Condition:” How Reparations May Contribute to Emancipatory Peacebuilding

Article

Abstract

This short article explores the relationship between transitional justice mechanisms and peacebuilding by analysing the role that reparations may play in transforming or deepening conflict. Research seeks to identify potential components of an emancipatory approach to peacebuilding through the prioritisation of ‘transformative reparations’ processes, framing this proposal within the case study of collective reparations to the trade union movement in Colombia.

Keywords

Collective Reparations Peacebuilding Armed Conflict Transitional Justice Colombia Trade Union Movement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International RelationsUniversity of St. AndrewsFifeUK
  2. 2.Colombian Trade Union Confederation and Colombian Workers’ ConfederationBogotaColombia

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